Knights soccer falls to Bucks County CC in season finale

They finished 7 and 9

By Andrew Hunter

Knightly News Reporter

The Central Penn College Knights faced Bucks County Community College in the Knights’ final home game of the regular season on Oct. 22 at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island.

Coming into the game, both teams had a chance to advance to the Eastern States Athletic Conference Championship.

Bucks County came on strong from the onset, holding most of the momentum in the first five minutes to score their first goal of the day, by Patrick McHenry.

With Bucks County still holding the momentum, Central Penn had several good looks at the net. In the 12th minute, the Knights finally put one home, scored by Karan Tamang, evening the score at 1-1.

After Central Penn evened the score, Bucks was driven to put this game away early. Scoring four goals in 15 minutes, Bucks County made the score 5-1 with eight minutes to go in the half.

Knights celebrate a goal against Bucks County Community College on Oct. 22. Photo courtesy Central Penn College

In the final eight minutes, Bucks County scored two goals going into halftime.

“We didn’t wake up in the first half and I thought our backline was lackadaisical at certain moments,” Knights Coach Brian Osborne said.

Coming out of halftime, Bucks County attempted seven shots in the first 13 minutes.

In the 61st minute, Tamang advanced into the box and was fouled by Bucks, and was awarded a penalty kick. Jaeger James slotted it home for the Knights, moving the score to 7-2.

The remainder of regulation play was all the Bucks County offense trying to put another goal in for the finishing touch, outshooting Central Penn four to two in the final 20 minutes, but the Central Penn defense made sure that did not happen.

Bucks County closed with a 7-2 victory, ending their regular season with an 8-6 record. The Knights fell to 7-9.

Bucks County outshot Central Penn 30-1, with 11 saves by Andrew Hunter.

Hunter is a Knights goalie.

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Edited by media-club co-advisers Paul Miller and Michael Lear-Olimpi.